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minutes. >> thank you, orval, and senator for joining us today for our conversation about ian bremmer's wonderful new book. this book is about the g-0 world. he is a fabulous political scientist who really speaks to the big major changes underway in the world today, getting beyond the ivory tower. he has been making some money, which come as a fellow political scientist, i think this is a great tribute, but it also shows how politics and government are really driving so much of the global economy, so that the economists knowledge is really not sufficient, even for investors, as well as ordinary citizens to understand where we are going. this book is very interesting, we have this new concept of the g-0 world. it is really about the problem of global cooperation. it is not so much a book about the competition among nations. it is about the kind of leadership in the world today. i wanted to start off they may be telling us you really think that the united states has been an effective leader up until now, and that it is really -- it is really a loss of american leadership that this book
a few people like that. broke and then rehab us certain amount of censorship to not get through the numbers of the dead on either side so i would be quite critical but i am a generalizing and some have done an incredible job covering problems of the middle east and as an example of someone who was a splendid reporter in the region. >>host: have you written about four previously? >> i have never written about compact the way had here and this is a new subject and it took me many, many interviews what is a way to be a woman soldier in combat and why do do it? then i found out more. >>host: the author of this book "the lonely soldier" the private war of women serving in iraq" also the author of the novel based on the same research. helen benedict from colombia university. >>host: niara please to be joined by jonathan leader who has won the national book critics circle award. his most recent is long for this world. who was aubrey? >> aubrey de gray became a computer scientist to develop the idea we might live in essentially forever zero were 10,000 years. and the more time i spent w
who still don't have those benefits. but for those of us who are lucky right now, we are living 10 years, 20 years more than our ancestors did. now the question is can you study aging head-on, and can you do something about the deterioration of the 50s, 60s, 70s and on up? can we do anything about that that would give us another 20 or 30 or 40 years or more? by story's main character, aubrey de grey, rights to argue that if we can only extend life a little faster than we do now, medicine will keep advancing. faster than our own deterioration, and will essentially live forever. >> host: the century between the 20th and the, i'm sorry, the 19th and 20th century. what was the life expectancy? forty years? >> guest: turn of the 20th century i think it was 47 or 48 years. average life expectancy in the u.s. now we are up to about the 80s. an anonymous gain in just the last century. >> host: how do we get to 1000? [laughter] >> guest: before we talk about how to get to 1000 years, but there are two questions here. there is can we and there is should we. can we and what we really want to?
should be dedicated and i don't know how any of us can say with the proper number of children to be medicated would be. how many hundreds of thousands would be the right number. i just hope that in so far as kids are getting this care that it's done in a sensitive way, and in a way that is as productive and helpful for their long-term development as possible. >> guest: there is a serious problem of abuse of occasions of stimulants that gets a lot of media attention, doesn't necessarily help in terms of understanding why kids are being prescribed medication. it does however point to the pressures that are bearing down on these kids they feel like we have to be sort of superhuman. to what extent do you think we can in white society for kids mental health problems? should we be indicting society? should we have a biological view and see these kids will be having problems no matter what? where do you come down thinking about that? .. >> yes. that is his takeover if the child is impaired not functioning as they should be to let them go on that way. >> it is fascinating. the book sh
ten years when the u.s. first after september 11th invaded afghanistan. i don't know, some of you are too young to remember, but others of us might remember looking at our tv screens and seeing the pictures of these very fancy, new weapons that we had. this idea that we know had these precision weapons that would only target the people that we wanted to get and would not result in collateral damage. and it was almost a way to say to people, calmed down, don't be worried. we will be killing innocent people. so, i was worried because i don't have as sense that the latest and greatest new weapon is going to protect innocent people and went to afghanistan three weeks after the invasion with several other colleagues. it was before we even got into afghanistan on the border of pakistan that we found already people who would be considered collateral damage. the first young woman i met is somebody who sticks with me because she looked like my daughter. she was 13 years old. my daughter at that time was 13 years old. i felt an affinity with her and asked her if i could learn about her stor
has been done but what remains to be done. that drives the scientist and its us to the lab early. we don care what everybody knows. what don't to we kno whats the xt bttig scesay wrong ande never solves the problem. >> is said that gloriou? i think it is. tl he g cron ge hara that to two years before came up with the idea oqstion propgation. >> host: do scientist es tar g: ybdo ate t . ha droor be tfoti pro one at the public recognizes least is we have less regard for attract and igenerally ghto t c lsre'h st reliable parts of the whole operation. order predefined will be revised or overtd mplybhxt ra osiso th noo that is how it has alwa3 that is it aays enoe 14 generations. we welcome at that is a victory. >> host: you rate science and nature air mazinesre ve itao reen ystts eaem tst e 10rs. rug hel to say i can s what the next exrime iswl plewte ne0 ris u the next place to go is high quality ignorance i for papers ublishd 1yas quonbae dinnot the tecog eyul ritnd no iitical. science questions technology that drives scions. instrumentation has ben crital le a tlpe. hes r cells profes
email us at >> phyllis work to raise through college on the night testing shift and received a master's degree from harvard. after 50 she went to law school to receive for degree s in st. louis andta founded poun eagle forum to encouragectiv. edassroots to be politically phl active and led the tenuree and battle to defeat the gratification of the erahe amendment.ower she has books on politics, national defense, the courts and even a phonics textbook for children. lae book she has about now sch is called "no higher power" please welcome phyllis >> tnk you [applause] much,nd g >> there are a lot of good books about obama's but not o there was not one on the important issue that i calle on "no higher power" obama's war on religious freedom. barack obama said we are five days away from fundamentally transforming the united states. natn u few americans realize how radical that was in what he planned not merely to spread the wealth as he told joe the plumber but transform america from one nation in pledgeuide from our of allegiance to a totallyre secular country we can recognize n
and a surprising use of american power, and david provides u with extradinary aberration, new formn to obadmistrn eneangh chngndptila the unveiling, the unfolding of a ries of new approaches in the eolies knni ptilay t a trosmithe nistration has stopped, as you all know, using that term. but also in the way we conduct war. ff ttn'srt h aea attracted a storm in the best andometimes not best sense of that term. meericalti e y cticale. a personally stirred up a hornet's nest of aivity among those in congrs and the on seeryry rie dereliction of duty on the part of senior officials w have sily walked up to david and ld thoto a othenhe rli too rocts and as i know, of having the a virginity to talk with david about some of these issues over the last several years. we h aended n alfee e i urlism. for any of you who read it, i know that will become very clear to youn the courseof you thrs o exrdyarr journalism that david has followed. he is today ofourse the chief beerthhi hserespntorhew im xtsirfeten eno a re policy and wrote extensively on how national security most increingly be viewed through the len
. is that the accurate to word to use? about manning and have attended his article xxxii hearg in fortea frhi w hv subfor who is probably well-known to a lot of people in this room as a blogger on the dissenter on firedoglake and has been to a of the manning petrial heangs d cnud m r tiedayth wthturi gig september. just so you know, booktv is filming this to be aired so please be aware of the cames and if and when you want toa es, ngt en an poupo isroesh l get the audio of you for booktv. tv is aired on c-span2. so with that i'm going to give it to chase and then we are going to hear from kevin and then we will,coe >>nk e harris. thank you to be with such a great crew, a first-rate and truly necessary journalists kevin gozstola on the tv monitor do d heo aeh aa ma giving the already operatic story of bradley manning and the treatment it deserves and i'd i really look forward to seeing it. my name is chase madar and i'm an attorney and authorf the w book, the passion ofbraey in eoou r probably have some sense of who bradley manning is but we are going to tell you anyway. he is a 24-year-old u.sarmy pri
-span2 and 3. from houston's first baptist church joel rosenberg note reflect on whether the u.s. can recover from its economic and spiritual decline. it is about two hours. [applause] >> thank you. what a joy to be here in houston at houston's first baptist and i want to thank this church and the pastor for hosting us and making this possible. i want to thank all the churches that are participating all over the country. we have churches and small group bible studies and home village of groups in 42 states around the united states as well as in canada, india, new zealand who are participating. god bless you. for the next three hours we will look at issues that are sobering to say the least and we will take questions from those of you here at houston's first baptist but we also want to take questions from those around the country. and the three hours we have here. we would love for you to tweet those questions. some of you already have but you can tweak in your questions during the event. even those of you who want to get to the microphone and you can do that, j.c. are/traffic. @j.c. a
trillion. three to $5 trillion. >> it's one of those members i've been using and hearing and writing this for so long and it's one of those numbers that is so large it is almost impossible to comprehend. what is a trillion? i can't quite imagine a million. >> guest: think about when barack obama came and said 700 million, $700 billion in order to basically reconstct the american economy, think of the cry. you are spending $700 billion. we don't have $700 billion. we dn't even have $3 trillion we have spent. most of the money was borrowed not to mention just about economic cost is also about the opportunity cost. while the united states was chasing the jihadis in afghanistan and pakistan the war was going on so barack obama inherited the legacy of the economic decline and also the rise of the geostrategic power china, india, africa, brazil, turkey, and this is why any particular as you say the question must take into account what he inherited and what he has been able to achieve so far. >> that raises the critical question scenario where he has inherited this weakened position of the
should be included e-mail us at >> we have to be clear about the very many ways we own ourselves and make decisions that history is phenomenal or vital or special. >> former president of bennett college rights and comments on politics and economic history. next sunday your questions, call, e-mails and tweets for surviving and thriving, 365 fax. in depth live at noon eastern on c-span2's booktv. you are watching booktv. 48 hours of nonfiction authors and books every weekend on c-span2. up next, bob deans argues the republican party which in the past has supported the barn and the protection is largely beholden to corporate polluters and tea party activists. his book is "reckless: the political assault on the american environment" 11 and he speaks at the national press club in washington for half an hour. >> good evening. with thank you very much for joining the action fund this evening. my name is melissa harris and i am communications director. this will include remarks from the action fund director and "reckless" author bob deans. following bob's remarks we will open u
, but if you have to leave us, would you do so being mindful of the projector and any other issues that might obstruct someone else's few. so, let's get started. can we please give a warm welcome to our first presenter from zion benton public library. thank you also much for coming. [applause] >> i felt i can manage to coordinate this while i'm talking. i pleaded with kim to let me do a couple more books because i have some wonderful books this year and i swore i would talk fast. i hope i can keep to that promise. i donate most of the books that i received or that i review and received to my library but this year, each year there's at least one book that i absolutely have to keep for myself and this is this year's book. the author, elizabeth dellinger who has written extensively about antiques. her late husband was an americana expert and regular appraiser on the antiques roadshow. rather than writing exclusively about objects in the kind of archaeology, she writes about those pioneering collectors, their passions and their motivations. first however comes a definition of folk art. the term w
at the scenario scenario where he has inherited this weekend position of the united states. the u.s. is no longer the sole superpower. there is no longer a sole superpower. it's not even clear that the u.s. is the most important or most influential power in the region. it's now contending in a whole new way with a whole new lineup of emerging powers. in that context, we have the u.s. dispute i would say in iraq. we have the rise of iran and turkey that you describe in the book, contending with each other and with others for regional dominance and increasingly we have the arab spring that has emerged that has challenged that the u.s. could provide not only on israel but for these arab dictators for so long. what do you think would have been different with another president, either a neoconservative president like george bush, or someone else? did barack obama asa poses a fundamental question, have any options in what he has done? >> guest: well i think this is really raising many many problems. there is not just one particular point. we need to understand and the book is subtitled the beginning of
, to be here in-house ton. houston first baptist. i want to thank the church and the pastor for hosting us and making this possible, and i want to thank the churches that are participating all over the country. we have churches and small group bible study and home groups in 42 states around the united states. as well as in canada, india, new zealand are participating. welcome, we're glad you're with us.= and god bless you. [applause] for the next three hours, we're going look at some issues that are sobering, to say the least. we're going it?z take questions here at houston first baptist. but we also want to take questions from those around the country. not all of you. we hope to take as many as we can in the three hours we have here. but we would love for you to tweet those questions in. some of you already have. but you can tweet in the questions during the event even those here thinking you don't want to get up the microphone and you can do that@jcr/traffic. again,@jcr/traffic. and we look forward to those questions. this is an interesting moment in our country's history. and this is a
, settled within 20 miles of either the ohio or the lower mississippi river. they were used to farming in heavily wooded areas. and to them for me was a formula should be cut down trees and pull out hundreds of stumps before you did. the idea of going out into the vast grasslands and dropping about was something it was very difficult for them to get to my to read to the other problem of course they can find in southern illinois was they had no ability really get tired of to link it if you have done this after you cut down a forest, you know that the stumps after youtube land, at that point it was impossible to get clear title to incorporate these people were not just the they were basically squatters because the public lands had not been put on sold or were not put on sale until 1814. so other than a few people who held under agent grants, most of these before taking a risk and settling in a wilderness at that point. and ran the risk that therefore might at some point be bought out from under them by some better money speculative from the east. would enable the public lands to be surve
to sway 800,000 jobs but more importantly for young people for us it is going to raise our premiums because in obamacare it is tough to weigh a provision that says insurance companies can no longer very price according to one's age or health status. insurance companies look at us and see again healthy individual and say you got to pay the same rate as your parents and grandparents. a huge redistribution of wealth from young to old and the left celebrates it. youth unemployment at historic highs. you have almost double the national average with those 18 and older and you look at the key to unemployment. many of you are in this category if not all of you and in america right now only 30% of teenagers are employed. 30% of teenagers are employed because employers say it is too expensive in the down economy that was supposed to be recovering and for three year sins the stimulus package passed too expensive to hire young people. pretty much the obama presidency has been a disaster. barack obama is currently less popular than a sexually transmitted disease. but yet you still might say no c
>> ho are the scientist that you use in t course? >> in the book, i include four ctto c up tereo beontwrh,oof thia sen e iana reece who studies comiewb e'nemelswork with cognizant. my mirrors and dolphins. i should be honest and tell you she's my wife as well. tht rk wt rvus hhl tefis who work in physics to compare those. i highlight a couple of uroscientist who worn oure hryslseysels it happened because one cls we had one teacher who got ill and couldn't make it. my wife said, why dobt you fill . tew skeani' rhecls. dwoed ll d tscri ft i ugi' b hontabout it. i'll use myself as can history rese?w important is moey to t ow or on stth ememana fuas ule mu y anutnt research. wherwe want to put it. basic research v. applied research and how to make it work out. hnofe ortpoo g s stt hevee onithod couldn't to support it. even though we don't know what we're going ge out of. my favorite power bone is coming from one of our foug eren fralinh h eno ri weresof balloon flights. human beings lifted off the ce of the earth for the first time. d another spectator at the park said to trackfkl
under president obama took this long list of leftist insanity insane contribution i use and social engineering that he was engaging in and every site here, not just of the american economy, but american life. we must've spent a good 30 minutes on this list just bouncing off each other one thing after another from the big stuff like obamacare to the smaller things, although liquid barack obama there are no small thing, but things streetside about like the fact we told the world exactly how many nuclear weapons we have. in case you were wondering 5113 happened in the boat because they send hillary clinton out to disclose that formerly top secret highly classified piece of information. so we were going through thing after another and that exhausting, not exhaustive list. and by the end 30 minutes into it at pushback from my plate and set to work, what the bleep just happened, only i used a more colorful world. because i wanted this to be a family boat, i decided to use the word leap and allow all of you to sit by your own colorful word for bleep. it was a really serious question, even
, 2001. the ministry halt us all to one of the outlying villages to show successful environmental improvement project. six were consultants from various development organizations and the rest were government officials. today i was embarrassed that i couldn't wait for the trip to end. three consultants spend the entire two hours talking about they're expensive vacations to exotic locales apparently unaware how their conversation completely excluded the locals and probably made them feel even poorer than they are. the strange part was two of them are very good consultants and kind human beings. practical, simple advice, watch what you say. in addition there are voices from the field and these are her friends and colleagues who have contributed to the book some of their advice. i will read two segments from these voices from the field and they have to do with dress code for international professionals. this is the field auditor. after an unexpected change of plans i find myself at the airport checking into -- i wondered if i would need to cover my head with a scarf. i looked at the p
graduates never read another book after college. 80% of u.s. families did not buy or read a book last year. now, i have to presume that to the extent these people read, their reading habits are confined to 140 characters, blogs, web weblogs, instant messages, e-mails, and occasional traffic signs. i think they are missing a lot. i say that because every once in a while a team of truly talented writers will get together and write a gift for all of us and they work that informs, educates and entertains all at once. that is the case with michael duffy and tran-threes's "the presidents club." we are here at a presidential library which happens to be the best in my unbiased opinion. i'm sure there will not be a better book with such unique and interesting insights on the modern-day presidency published for some time. i know this because for me the book passed the test on every page. i did not know the president went and had no respect for president nixon. i do know that there was a presidential clubhouse across from the white house where only former presidents are allowed to stay. and i definit
for having me here with you today. "the shadow catcher" deals with the 30 year career i had with the u.s. immigration service. it highlights the criminal investigation that i did in the united states regarding human smuggling illegal narcotics trafficking, a lot of stories that deal with immigration legally sensitive issue in our country right now. >> one of the review suggests and your own coverage suggests you have all kinds of emotions, your own heritage and culture whether or not our focus is on the right thing as we try to enforce our borders. talk to me about this. >> before we deal with emotions on want to make sure our readers understand there are is a question of where my loyalty lies i would say federal enforcement officer. i put my responsibilities, i knew what i had to do. a logo in the back of a u-haul, when i was stuffed in the trunk of a car with a kid from el salvador, hard not to have the motions to understand what they're going through. hands after those individuals preying on individuals coming to our country that were seeking a better way of life. the criminal organiz
invention in wide use and stood out as the most practical one for us to use. >> the concept of this book is most of the people featured the kids who are part of the story, are you targeted african-american leaders alone with this. >> guest: wasn't targeting african-american readers alone but sins all these people came from the african-american community i focused on that and also it is crucial that we reach minority kids. so many minority kids if you ask who they want to be they one a neither an athlete or an entertainer and only see themselves as being able to succeed in those areas. athletic and entertainment. there is such a wide variety of things young people can do today to make a significant contribution to american life and to learn a great living and be recognized as doing something meaningful. >> host: you spend a lot of time talking to kids that african-americans, many more avenues that provide entertainment but it sounds a lot ironic coming from someone whose claim to fame was sports. how do you jive with that message? >> i can point to my own life. i have a wonde
. >> and they've alrdy said you cannot use, um, your hsa account for over-the-counter meds. and so what does this mean? you know, people go to the drugstore and get an over-the-counter med, now if they want that medicine, they're going to have to go to the doctor, get a prescription, and this adds to the cost of our alth care. >> another gift for big pharma. you can't use it for the generics or the drugs over the counter, instead you get a prescription for a brand name drug. >> i would just like to end it by saying i guess like we say at the heritage foundation, details matter. and the more the american people know the details, i think the less that they will like it. so thank everyone for the panel. we do have books available when you came out so, please, feel free to pick one up. but let's thank the panel one more time. [applause] >> every weekend booktv offers 48 hours of programming focused on nonfiction authors and books. watch it here on c-span2. >> and now booktv sits down with jonathan karp, executive vice president and publisher of simon and suiter, and morgan entremendous ken, publ
. iereingat weeduthe st couer enma and we started going through this long list of lefti insanity iestio us a sial einri wnging in i sector, not just the american economy, but american life. and he must spend a gd 30 boci e ohnej g rno fthg uf oma t smaller things from although with barack obama there are no small things. but things that we even forgot nur on he. the face cal dne' 113, and i have it in the book. he said hillary clinton out to disclose that formally -- formerly top-sect highly thaf athneti. noxhe.stg, it is and by the end, about 30 minutes into it a kind of pushed back from my plate and said to her, whathe bepustdly i udmo wd. ecse tbo mily tv show i decided to use the word bleeped and allow all of youo supply your own qu eveou sn d nd sl t t i iomeb le o'reilly say what the bleep just happened everybodyind of giggles, but it is a serious, serious question. i think it's a question ichaeeginthal ohen rsth nccr h ait bottom out of the financi sector and then it spread into a broader economic crisis and then saeega asident obama was eleed piofbsutro this administration. so wn
is heading. his book is a useful guide to understanding the growth potential of countries around the world and contains much insight and some unexpected conclusions. warsaw's business culture, for example, is fundamentally different than that of moscow's. vietnam is not, in fact, following in the footsteps of china as many people believe. business cartels explain why mexico's markets are high, stock market is hot when its economy is not. the future may look brighter than many people think in the united states and germany. a breakout nation is a reminder that understanding the development process requires a lot of judgment about which intelligent people can disagree and that development cannot be understood by taking a technocratic approach. all the more reason why we should be skeptical of grand schemes coming out of aid agencies or other sources claiming to have the answer us to the world's very diverse set of nations. fortunately it is not suffer from a messianic approach. he just offers rules of the road, which i think a very useful. let me introduce you. i'll allow you to judge for you
[laughter] but use say no chance. and then not with this record left creates -- relies on a secret ally in to get into the oval office boosted him into stardom with the biggest industry in america. you hear of the super pac many wall street and lobbying but the left is silent about the biggest group which is hollywood. they could sell the individual on the big screen but also make the fund-raiser like george clooney hosted $50 million just from one evening. barack obama hopes hollywood has the same effect as 2008. hollywood has the allegiance two barack obama. jeffrey katzenberg of the dreamworks animation ceo said i have a dependency on barack obama. we must fight for him so he can fight for us. hollywood is dependent on barack obama. that is how he launched into stardom. going back to a little-known story and individual five fed name of david geffen. part owner of dreamworks. along with bill clinton, they were tied to. a man crashed on each other when david was in washington d.c. he would spend time in the lincoln bedroom. when bill clinton was in california he would crash there. but
and u.s. americans do afterwards. so it's slightly misleading title perhaps and that is the answer post is that there is very little connection between dutch tolerance and american religious liberty. >> when it comes to the dutch, did they write rules about religion? >> yes, and the fundamental part of the dutch constitution, the union that sort of brought the different dutch provinces together and was basically their constitution until the 17 nineties as long as the dutch republic existed provided for liberty of conscience and for data that coercion of religious belief, so right from the beginning you couldn't do in the dutch republic what was considered normal and all the other kingdoms of europe which is to force people to conform to the national church which was of course in that country considered the true correct form of religion. the dutch rejected that from the very beginning. however, they did also have an official church recall that the public church. and this i learned was the key to understanding what was distinctive about the dutch because they did not force everybody to be
heard it. my dad used to call my mom the community radio. [laughter] and imagine, i said now my dad will call me the national public radio, don't you think? [laughter] bee maisst ipt tre ys dic iwh i en endell stories or reading his book, i lose track of time, and i've done it again. we're going to wrap up now. wen, we've run out of time. sorri didn't want ave time for questions, i'm a bad der. ano fom a an'srioks tha you so much. [applause] thank you. >> next on booktv, the rise o deca isdrcreedtty of the past tisuthour and 15. >> thank you for oin a is david andrew singer, associate professor at m.i.t. in political science. before he intoduced the speakers i want to say a little bit about the form of this event. we're going to start with faster cotsra w housed saking aou and a mental open up the floor to q&a. during q&a we ask you come forward and use the microphones available on thefloor. so fir of all, we're happyt have pjri today. he's the chair and government business relation and university of texas ataustin. senior scholar of the economic to two and chair of he board of eco
senator. i used to work in the capital, and i commuted everyday. i got in a train and i would 125 miles to washington and i would go home. and one day i came home and i said big dogs. and my doggies were gone, and mrs. biden said look, a dog misses you so much, you are never home. and she joked, she said i'll tell you what, you can get another big dog if and when you get elected president or vice president. [laughter] you think i'm kidding. i'm not kidding. true story. and i said why is that? she said at least you would be home been. and she said it would be different. so when i was running for vice president, every once in a while things get kind of like all men is as tough or something, and i get in the airplane, and mrs. biden, literally, would take on the bulkhead of the chair of the seat in front of me and airplane a picture of a german shepherd. and so guess what? at christmastime after i got elected vice president, we have a family dinner christmas eve, and my granddaughter, my number three granddaughter came up and said pop, we have a prize for yo and in they brought champ, my d
,.s is l superpower. sunday been clear that the u.s. is the most importa are influential power in the region. it is now contendg in wle neayite ab inhate h t feat w iraq, we have the rise of iran and rkey that you described in the book, contening with each other and with others for riol thas easherng u. cldyedea t israel, but on these arab dictators for so long. so what do you think would have pridt, eit t aithnoer nstide l diar o, iupse, is the fundamental question, have any options and what he has done? >>hi is ntuse rtul hauee dendthk,he . bein ofhe america's dominance. again, the beginning of the end of america's dominance is very much related t tellmeca reigpo is hj. beuse it had little to do with american security. cial engineering projects, backbaof tndg bottom- io cdit ized the damage that was done to america's reputation. also had a vivid sense of america's decline. th rlize tt ica s deg eg tta raan t is e ungtocoin ihyany ofs were blinded. many of the left and the right barack obama has ner sdma. wrafoatesen 2 h aaysesd that he was a realist. a realist in the traditio
a little over an hour. is the a nonfiction author or okwuetse ses -mat were tweaked us at twitterom/booktv. >> several years ago and the queen was that one of her yearly garden parties makin y inee aelone guests, she was asking such standard questions as have you come for? when one woman lood at her and said, what do you-seeal l aen hdarthee described exchange and confess confessed that i had nidea what to say. it was the first time in all the years of meeting people that quonne had ever asked me that whhe but to tell what she's really like. to take the reader as close as possible to elizabeth the human being, the wife, mother an friend, as well the ghly wht liorite about the elizabeth, second, i would like to share with you some of the many surprising discoveries that i made about the queen. becae she is t best known pe fasw, t ereal woman is very different from the woman this is my fifth biography, all of them are about larger-than-life charactrs s arntd, t's ne h uen,ds ve hvro o world. other heads of state have come and gone. elizabeth is the longest-servi leader i
, affecting its development, affecting the rest of us, that come together in this con kl i'm telling in the -- chronicle i'm telling in the book. ones are positive, others are mixed in their implications, and others are bad, but why they are significant or the larger themes in modern china it's trying to resolve, and then, finally, i'll talk about the big contemporary questions for china, per se, some of the recent items that's been in the news, the trend of u.s.-chinese relations, and what we can expect for those after this presidential election and the change of power in china so that is the plan. first about the background of this book. second about the themes of china that i found myself discoverying over the last six years in laying out, and third, about china in the larger sense, how to think about how she's changing and what we don't know. the don't know an important part to make mental room for. that's the agenda. the reason i ended up writing this book is that when my wife and i first arrived in shanghai about six years ago, beginning a three-plus year on-scene stint and sev
institutions are flexible enough to allow us to chart our own future. and i also wanted to remind them of something i talked about when i ran for president back in the paleolithic area. that was the goodness in the american people. and that goodness, that's helplessness has to be the foundation upon which government policy is builds. for example, if they give to someone else with no expectation for return and the private sector is performer died then the best of government takes the accountability, the private sector and the passion and commitment of the nonprofit sector, and that is when government comes a lot to do great things for the people of this country. and so i -- people ask me what i mess about being in politics. i really messed things. time is not doing public policy 24 hours a day. i loved that. and that is what looks like this one, they try to fill that void. and the second thing that i miss are the people and all their shapes and sizes, hopes, fears, james, anxieties. i miss that. people look to you like you are part of something that can help. i mean, you run for preside
>> bill bradley presents his thoughts on several economic and political issues facing the u.s. this is about an hour. [applause] >> well, how is everybody tonight? pretty good? thank you for the very generous and kind introduction. it is a pleasure to be here. this is my seventh book. [inaudible conversations] [laughter] >> is that better? this is my seventh book. i've had people introduce me at book signings before. that was a terrific one. thank you for that introduction. people get confused when they introduce and i remember this one person has died, we are so glad senator bradley is here tonight. he's going to speak on his new book, wonderful book. i can guarantee you if you put it down, gil never pick it up. [laughter] i was on the energy and natural resources committee and the chairman was the guy from louisiana name ben johnson. secretary henry kissinger was on the geopolitics for boyle and the chairman of the committee said were so glad you're here, dr. kissinger. i know to make important contributions for this committees were. i want to say to the committee members th
of effort in cases where it often gets us into more trouble than we're willing t y epalowe wttr-osw ees ers e hhr and balancing budget and other very challenging problems to be makinghat level of effort. weouo a o tis alwed d lywaedtpf . bu ms me tnc cormic especially american leaders with a few exceptions have simply wanted to do a lot without ying much fori d 'shis nsnt e ed t l te inathld safer democracy, and lots of nas places, we could do it it would cost an awful lot mre. guutttgy inhaanat r erboi elhi oe ug osen war w w completely unnecessary, the war in afghanistan started as a war of self-defense fter9/11 at lher ghta t h e sra atraalthiot thhab promise of success. the obstacles to success are tremendous, and wlei atnto, n e e in en tyrsini st rmi afisn, i think it's clear that the americans aren't going to go that. so the ast badalrne thini et se te ammira iin ngegh ahe, hag airo riitonreca hopefullyroviding enough funding as our "amecanfoes" dro m an to kep teaan ped ernoertto tork haabout intervention in closet vow? >> well, that finally worked out in the sense we
touookma thdde i g t rel t rest of us as we go into this next time frame, whether it's four more years of barack obama or the we lookack to this time as obe pt hry thou >>nk fav m pao kteres was reportedded at columbia's university law library. >> now on thescreen is professor james han zen o lu uer a a 'se justlk ou orf anld" professor hanson, what were you doing on your 60th birthday? that w when i met with vi president eneix bimesnhee nitod ti ridvre to talk about global climate change and it was the energy and climate task force, which i gic cnesebeeth cle geisd gy s - ano to convince them of not the only the reality of climate change but the urgency of doing something about foil fuel isoncau i wodheted thxtwad eco prve ma atot o er than the climate than the 10,000 years. that what civilization has adapted to te shreline ad e at e buatadoctig ur med reos elnofvyt w can find, tar sands, tracking deep ocean drilling, this guarantees that we aroi o ssoucrear grhin an t atatsuth col. icigog to have enormous consequences. that's not to say the consequences are n
itrventions,ic hae wars and ve undertaken that oa soor eesabuom no. that waespeciallya tilere gets us into more trouble. especially now with the trade-off like health care and balancing the budget a challenging problems to make that levelf effort to. erya ittienc lar the american leaders simply wanted to do ths sit.thoutayin th we could do it but it would cost more. >> ost: curnt ten afghanistan? >>get:eo tost cotennsath arasarth stgyt ractical at ts point* with a promise of success. the obstacles they are tremdous. rellonas o k st tfoit is clear americans will not do that. so that isclostowa h chwtiov ri situation to provide udaswih draw to give them a chance to keep that suppressed. that is no guarantee. >> ht:hat about intervention of kovo? >>ueit wket atwoatuc ghrin cid. near, it is hard to see how othrs were not. susstoti t iaiewan e aner lc that nobody said we should do the same things in thos places gomepiore atrocities'd rs while we came outo thenf s >>t:t t korean conflict? >> guest: it was started by clear aggression from north korea. the result of not havi i rbblude rooe n
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. on the other hand, ims superfine guy. very quily, a lon lon time agin ala fai aou ari mfou contemporaries of us, but most of you much under, had the pleasure of going to graduate school and a terrible place. took us over six years on average to get out of there. a l of it had to do with our academ pwe, ich hn l t os o,in the laboratory. it really literally was a laboratory that incredible unique. ion't think harvard business school can quite compare with what we encountered. ceaixtt.ed possessed a dre lrsom are among you, and you will be introduced to its shortly bossier engineer, but nobody quite captured that experience and the light of what it was. .. [applause] >> thank you, orsin. thank you all for being l -si kissinger who said a man who needs no introduction and kissinger said yes, but i always enjoy it. i thank you all for being here. it's nice to see old friends. it's always a bit nostaico ith l rindan pa. we went through very difficu times together, but we also went thugh times that forged bonds, i t k lhip, honor, dgnith playa u are his fot back on experiences as a great honor to in
. an amazing guy, we're fortunate toave chip with us tonight but which is lucky to be here at all. his old man flew on bombing missions over nazi germany. tracked uboats in those reconnaissance rattle traps that flew at such low altitude. he was the only american correspondent fly in a bomber over d-day. on august 16, 1944, he was sitting in a c-47 on a runway in britain, set to become one of only two correspondents to witness what have been the incredible, dramatic, parachute drop liberate paris but at the last second eisenhower cancelled the mission because the first and third army were advancing across northern france rapidly. one month later, cronkite got to fulfill his wish. he went into market garden, into holland in a glider, carrying the top command of the 101st, including general anthony mcauliffe, who a couple of months later would become famous for saying "nuts" to the germans when they demanded surrender. so that's just a brief snapshot of cronkite. homer bigart, cronkite0s great friend, was like cronkite, trained by the eighth army air force, to fly on combat missions. like cronki
to see featured on booktv? send us an e-mail at or tweak us at >> bernice king. who is seeded scott big-league? >> coretta scott king was the wife of martin luther king jr.. my mother. so be it is my ananut. they grew up in alabama together and later became a drama percentage and she founded the drama society at state university in pennsylvania. so she is a lively woman and unfortunately passed last year in june. completing the after completing this book. >> this book is "desert rose: the life and legacy of coretta scott king" and the author is your aunt. when did she write this book? >> it was a journey that began with my mother's request in 1966 to write her story. at that time both of my parents were constantly being frightened and my mother didn't know it. she was concerned that her story would be told and she would not be lost and when did people to know that she was not just the wife of martin luther king jr. but she played a vital role in the movement. after this before she met martin king and from that angle as well as one thi
but one turned them down. a lot of people that used to be president wants get away a little bit. they've had enough of that secure world stuff. and i gave them up -- about life that life up for something better and different. .. >> we are about out of time. just on behalf of everyone here, the reagan library and the foundation, mike and nancy, i just want to say thank you so much for coming, it was just fascinating. we're so happy that you're here. >> thank you. ms. . [applause] >> you're watching booktv on c-span2, 48 hours of nonfiction authors and books every weekend. congressional scholars thomas mann and norman ornstein examine partisan politics in the u.s. government. they contend the level of hyperpartisanship has resulted in a disfunctional political process that's marked by adherence to political party platforms above all else. this is about an hour and a half. >> i think we are, um, i think we're ready to begin. um, i'm e.j. dionne, senior fellow here at brookings. i moderate a lot of panels. i always say the greatest insult ever directed to me was from david brooks who said
, did not find anything le that all. foundery tt cnen twwhhech at colonial americans and u.s. americans do afterwards. so it is slightly misleading title, perhaps, and that is the answer to t qn posed by lethrey rytlon bwe that's tolerance and american religious liberty. >> when it comes to the dutch did they write and res about yesgion? a aml oe tcitio or the union of utrecht thabrought the different dutch provinces together and was basically their constitution until the 1790's, ca, pd ribty onnc and forbade the coercion of religious belief. so right from the beginning you could not do in the dutch republic what was considered normalnhe oerom eechs f opoonrm t national church, which was, of course, in that country, considered the true, correct form of religion. the dutch rejected that from the very beginning. however, they didoen ci crcth chu this, i learned, was the real key to understanding what was distinctive about the dutch because they did not force everybody to belong to the official religion of the state, which w tutefd we this, if you no dutch society, there is a very big dif
far. that you cannot make us a crazy day defense where you should not be charged but i do believe he did have mental health issues which is not surprising. men and women who are joining the military because they what do go to college and have a future that he has issues with his family and coming back to find a job and a future he could be satisfied with. and he got no more stability year felt no more as a person. knout in an organization that made him hate his sexual orientation or somebody who is transgendered. that is not the place with federal health issues. nobody has time for that. but to launch operations a don't have time for sensitive issues even the superior officer that he had to get his hand out of his agenda -- vagina and quit being a pussy but he leaked information because the government commits to secrecy. this soldier was crazy and never should have been in the military and the first place. maybe grappling with the issues lonesome thain negative scene. >> were there any other co
or conservative. especially in a climate where that was a weapo that was used against him in epublic thrderfreinw edoauwe ght nobody the middle as the book points out in the "national journal" study of congressional records, there is no republican with a more beravoti rd he oa decr w eeily latwthoa, yb mat nhed i k ma fair point. dick lugar has a good conservative voting record. half a century in vernment sosa oneate ut h ee. interonthtreer h,haamderate is not because of his voting record. it's becausef his manner. and in this calamity has a moderate manner and at he is willing to talk to eots isli a th idoboniu and there are some liberal democrats who you would also say our moderate in many. maybehat's the language we should be more careful to use. >n iust llowp ont hn u i itll. do ou be a mistake to say this is nothing but the ideologil polarization of ofocfplt w ts efth legitimacy of the other side and a willingness to engage in re give and take. barney frank got along pet onheisin u it even though many of his ideas were included i can't possibly support you on th floor because sort of pt
the let standards of living and life expectancy of his people, using oil revenues that allowed him to avoid the perils oforeign noelh r ngolnsae underway in neighboring tunisia and egypt, in mid- february 2011, libya exploded in its own revolutionary fervor. ocr , sty natoer, in air bombing campaign, and weons provided,they took gai,en u wlb an ecu du t e ms voonliy hilsum, an editor for channel four news, made four trips to libya, leading her to write the book that we are here to talk about today. anrmby tim voon ms. lindsey hilsum is familiar to her audience for her appearances on the pbs news hour, cnn, and nbc. she has covered the major conflicts of the past two irkoov dis, el as the israeli-palestinian conflict and genocide the genocide in rwanda. in 2001, she reported from egypt as well aslbya. r joral honer reni from amnesty international. please join me in welcoming journalists and author, lindsey hilsum. [applause] [applause] liy, let's start with you talking about your reporting trips to the region last year. tell us about how you were able to navigate the w urcoatite n,
the money. and one of the biggest lenders that's happy to give us money is beijing. and people don't think about that, but eventually there are policy consequences to being indebted. can you really to continue to be the freest, most powerful country in the world if you're the biggest debtor nation in the history of the world? i think the answer is, no. and then you have to look at who you owe that money to. and in china's case, um, i think you have to put a value proposition on who these guys are. um, and this goes back to our original gamble. if we engage them -- i mean, the alternative is another question, but, you know, if we continue to engage them and make them richer and they're not becoming freer, well, let's take apart exactly how bad these people are to see how this policy is working. and i'll just go through a few examples. um, one is -- and this is, i think, when i was promoting this book, i did tons and tons of radio, and one of the things that people hadn't heard of before is how, um, china uses the judicial system, um, to feed the black market for organs for transplants in th
] it summarizes what i will say that is of fam by and for the 1% and talks about our economy. that went viral us the in the age of modern technology might publisher tried to get me to expand and it got bigger and bigger. i try to describe the magnitude which people have not fully grasp. is bad for the democracy the way it manifests itself budget to macroeconomic policy and then a few words of what could be done. it is not those policies of what we have adopted. picking up on the remark that was made of the presidential candidate said you should not talk about these things in politics -- public talk about the politics of envy. it is the justification of level of inequality. most americans don't realize it has more equality in any of their the industrial countries. a but market forces are there all over the world. what we do affects how all those operate the it results of more equality that it is a cause of reflection. not only that but it has been growing. watching inequality grow is like watching gas broke. since 1980 national income going to the top 1% has doubled in. is one at a five but in a
like the filter bubbles a wonderful issue increasingly facebook doesn't ask us to say something important because they want us to like it so they can give us more stuff that we like and they will show that first. that does not -- we may have friends are black and hispanic but we tend to orient toward those that have the same world view that we do. we do much more of that. and so, i think one of the most dangerous trends in the united states over the long term is that we are deepening the segmentation of the orientations that we have in our political and social preferences and clearly our politics in washington reflect that. i don't know how. it's an interesting observation. but absolutely the diversification of the ethnic composition in the united states as a mitigating factor. >> welcome this is really been an interesting conversation and i feel very lucky to have had a chance to talk with you and all the other knowledgeable people here. i don't have a copy of the real cover of the book right here, but every nation for itself i believe there are books in the back. by a book, as
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